Merrill Library Reopening

Merrill Library will reopen to the University of Maine at Machias Community on Monday, August 31, 2020. At this time, access to the building will be limited to UMM faculty, staff, and students.

To protect the health of library patrons and staff, we have implemented new procedures for in-person visitors. All patrons must enter through the main entrance and exit through the doors connecting Torrey Hall. Certain sections on the first floor will be limited to one-way traffic. All patrons will need a valid Clipper ID card to access the library.

Merrill Library COVID-19 Policies

Entrance and Exit

The only entrance to Merrill Library will be the main library entrance (double doors facing the mall). The exit will be via the doors connecting Torrey Hall.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required at all times in Merrill Library in accordance with the University of Maine System policy on face coverings.

One-way Traffic

Certain areas of the library are open to one-way traffic only. Please look for arrows on the floor and directional signs to help navigate the building.

Building Access

Access to the library is limited to faculty, staff, and students of the University of Maine at Machias with a valid Clipper ID card and to UMS students and personnel upon request.

Physical Distancing

Please maintain 6 feet of space between other patrons at all times. Seating has been rearranged to help with physical distancing. Please do not rearrange seating or move additional seating into other areas.